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Comment Yes, we want to call them crazy....but (Score 1) 515

The problem is that I struggled on my own for 6 agonizing years to prove the pain I was suffering from wasn't psychological or just an excuse to get pain medication. Thankfully, one Doctor who did his homework finally found the reason for my pain; unfortunately it was too late and the damage done to my nerves are permanent. So, it's hard for me to say, "These people are just plain nuts".

Who are we to think we know it all and can, without any room for doubt, declare these people insane? Are MOST of the arguements concerning these people not correct? They sure seem to be, but perhaps, just perhaps, our understanding of everything involved in this isn't as complete as we believe it to be?

Am I saying people should be sued for this? No, if someone has a true sensitivity to whatever is happening in a Wi-Fi setting, that's not the Wi-Fi's producers fault, it just means you have to learn to live with it or go somewhere where this won't be all that bad for you.

Until we can be absolutely sure we know everything about everything, I'll say there's a possibility. I have to, considering what happened to me in the past, I'm just not going to be like those "professionals" that refused to look harder because they thought they knew it all too. I would rather see a full study on each person performed. Whatever it proves, Wi-Fi sensitive or not, perhaps we can find the reason for their suffering and help aleviate it.

Comment Re:programming without typing? (Score 1) 124

Personally I think parents do a great harm to their children by allowing them to have a TV in their room, or a cell phone just like all the other kids have, or INet Access in their rooms.

Sure, the distractions are out there, but it's the parents job to keep those away from their kids, not the kids job to ignore them.

While it's true, growing up there were less "Technological" distractions, we had our share of distractions none the less. Remember that Refrigerator box you turned into Jupiter 2 and flew across the Universe? How about those "woods" only a block away that you could explore for hours without ever getting bored? Or those Caves those men are making, if you go around to the other entrance you can get in without getting caught!

Our distractions were there, they were just different. Our parents had the same job then, as we have today. Let our kids be dreamers, but only after they've done the chores, completed their homework, had dinner, and it's not past 9:00PM. Today's kids just need a strong guiding hand like we had to weave their way through these distractions, and as Parents we need to provide that guidance.

Comment Why would they? (Score 1) 1

The Supreme Court wouldn't touch this case because there is no Constitutional issues to be decided.

Yes, the TECHS were snoops, but they weren't acting under orders of Law Enforcement agents when they discovered the Child Porn and therefore didn't need a warrant. Snooping isn't a crime, although, it might make a Civil Suit possible.

When anyone leaves something to be repaired with someone else, their "Right to Privacy" is no longer applicable. If you want to keep things Private, your best bet is to either do the work yourself, or be in the presence of those doing the work and make sure they don't "snoop".

One last thing, when these TECHS discovered the Child Porn, they were required by Law to report it, since it is a Felony.

Comment That's a LOAD! (Score 2, Informative) 114

Sorry friends, but this is just plain wrong.

Being someone that has just finished going thru the whole damn Disability process, this is mis-information designed to make the SSA look good.

The problem isn't that the records don't arrive in a timely manner, the real issue is the ridiculous way SSA goes about processing requests.

After filing my Disability Claim, two months later, SSA asks me to go see one of their "approved" Doctors. I arrived for my appointment, was taken to an exam room, and when the Doctor came in was greeted with, "So, what brings you to my office?" I had to explain to him I was here for a Disability exam. He asked me why I was in pain, to which I replied I had ACM ( and he said, "What's that?" This is when I figured out the government sent me to a Physiarist (Muscle Doctor) when my issues are Neurological. This Doctor gave me a10 minute exam, not even a Neurological Exam, and then said "Thanks, you can leave". Of course, his report claimed I was fine, and of course, SSA denied my claim.

After this I filed my appeal, got an attorney to handle it, and waited, and waited, and waited. Three years went by, and finally I got my Disability Hearing this past February. I received my Disability Hearing Results in 2 weeks, and was found to be fully Disabled and part of the record reads that the Judge gave NO WEIGHT to the Govt., Doctor because he didn't exam me correctly.

The facts speak clearly for themselves. 99% of the first filing for Disability are Denied. Those that file an appeal, 75% are approved. The problem, and of course this is govt. so that explains a lot, is that the SSA is denying claims hoping to get rid of the fakers, but then making millions of people wait for hearings when they know they are disabled.

Sorry, this "getting records" quickly BS won't make anything quicker, knowing the govt,. it will somehow slow it down.

One last fact for you to chew on, when I got notice of my Hearing, it was 30 days before the hearing. The Court and Atty., were able to received updated Medical Records from my Hospital and Doctors in a timely manner and were there quickly enough to be added into the record and burned on a CD. Not sure why they now claim they don't get records in a timely manner.

The Almighty Buck

Submission + - Small ISP to RIAA, "I ask for their billing ad (

Bunderfeld writes: "A Small ISP in Louisiana isn't going to be a lackey for the RIAA without a fight. Jerry Scroggin, owner of Bayou Internet and Communications says he won't be doing the RIAA's work when it comes to finding file sharers. According to Scroggin, if RIAA representatives ask the help of his ISP, they had better bring their checkbook--and leave the legal threats at home. Scroggin said that he receives several notices each month with requests that he remove suspected file sharers from his network. Each time, he gets such a notice from an entertainment company, he sends the same reply.

"I ask for their billing address," Scroggin said. "Usually, I never hear back."

CNET obtained a copy of the notices being sent out.

Looks like the RIAA might have over-extended their welcome with small ISP's. The cost of running down every request would put them out of business. What's the RIAA to do?"


Submission + - TJX Security Breach described (

Bunderfeld writes: "I was reading over at TechDirt and saw this story, thought everyone else would find it enlightening

"...The breach was apparently perpetrated by using poorly secured in-store kiosks, which were on the corporate network and not behind firewalls. Attackers stuck USB keys in the kiosks and loaded software that allowed them to be controlled remotely, and used as gateways onto the network.""

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